Our guest author Police Commissioner Martina Habeck on new vehicle security systems.
The mills in Brussels are grinding too slowly for 16 national, European transport associations. With the mobility package, they finally want to create clarity so that there are fairer conditions for truck drivers in Europe.
From the lifting of the Sunday driving ban for trucks to temporarily loosened driving and rest times: Martina Habeck summarizes current changes and easing of regulations that result from the Corona crisis.
While numerous citizens in Germany and other countries are currently mandated to stay at home, some professions are right at the frontline right now. Thanks to courageous and committed people, we can continue our civilian life despite restrictions even in this difficult time and we wish everyone who is currently working so hard that they stay strong and healthy!
The evening picture on the motorway service areas has not changed. Some of the trucks are in the exits and driveways because the drivers’ driving and resting times have expired. The reason for this is quickly found: there are not enough parking spaces.
Police superintendent and traffic safety adviser of the Münster police, Marina Habeck, informs about risks in the dark and cold season and shows which standards truck drivers have to meet for safety on the road.
Deadline and time pressure problems have been a top priority for professional drivers for many years. The causes for this are manifold. Stress with their own disposition, congestion on the highway, lack of parking spaces on the rest areas and long queues at the unloading points. This leaves its mark on health and is noticeable through irritability, inner restlessness and frustration. Our guest author Martina Habeck of the traffic accident prevention in Münster looks at the health risks and gives valuable information on health prevention.
In 2016, more people were killed in traffic accidents due to technical distractions than because of drunk driving. With the constant accessibility through the smartphone, the topic of distraction in traffic has become increasingly significant.